Unnamed Falls #3, Fiery Gizzard Trail, Tennessee

An unnamed waterfall on the Fiery Gizzard Trail (December 2009)

The Fiery Gizzard trail is a treasure trove for waterfall hunters. Sycamore, Black Canyon, Hanes Hole, and Blue Hole Falls are all named falls found along the trail. There are at least three other unnamed falls, #1 and #2 discussed previously. Not all of them are particularly tall, but that’s made up for by sheer number of falls.

I visited in late December, and the hike was extremely enjoyable. It was slightly cloudy out, but the temperature was still nice (for a Michigander). This is one of the last falls that I found on the hike, which I couldn’t tell you the exact length. The Fiery Gizzard Trail as a whole is something like 13 miles long, though I stopped after Sycamore Falls. This specific falls might be more impressive after a lot of rain, though I still found it to be enjoyable.

Directions:

  1. As you enter Tracy City along US-41, you should notice a sign indicating the Fiery Gizzard Trail/Grundy Forest.
  2. Follow the signs to the trail, where you’ll find a sign-in sheet and other information.
  3. From here, follow either the Fiery Gizzard Trail or the Day Loop Trail, which can both lead to this falls, though you’ll pass by different waterfalls along the way.

Accessibility: 7/10 (easy/moderate)
Height: 15′
Length of Hike: 1.8 miles round-trip

Where in the World is Unnamed Falls #3?

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